[Stoves] Sequestering carbon -

Anand Karve adkarve at gmail.com
Sun May 3 20:48:16 MDT 2015


Dear Crispin,
if non-rotting leaf litter is a problem, one can char it and convert
it into char  briquettes, to be used as fuel.
Yours
A.D.Karve
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Dr. A.D. Karve

Chairman, Samuchit Enviro Tech Pvt Ltd (www.samuchit.com)

Trustee & Founder President, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)


On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 8:44 PM, Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
<crispinpigott at outlook.com> wrote:
> Dear AD
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> Dr Bill Mollison attributed the non-rotting of pine tree needles on the
> forest floor in Eastern Mpumalanga to a similar cause: they imported the
> trees but not the local biome that goes with them.
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> The forests on the Eastern Escarpment of South Africa have as much as 2 feet
> of accumulated leaf material on the floor which is a terrible fire hazard.
> There are no local fungi to break the material down.
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> Large mushrooms have been introduced and they grow like crazy, seasonally,
> and support a large community of workers who harvest them for export. They
> are located by looking for humps in the smooth bed of needles and uncovering
> them by hand. They also do this in the western highlands of Swaziland. They
> are quite valuable.
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> Regards
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> Crispin
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> Dear Stovers,
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> Some time ago I had expressed the opinion that the formation of mineral coal
> during the Carboniferous Era was due to the fact that the microbes that
> could degrade lignin were absent at that time. The fact that the
> Chernobil-affected trees are also not rotting because of the same reason
> gives support to my hypothesis.
>
> Yours
>
> A.D.Karve
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>
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